Sep 16, 2015
For most people, gyms are meant for working out. That’s not always the case for women who feel under scrutiny while they exercise. One woman in Uganda has made it her mission to change that.
For Mildred Apenyo, working out was not just for show. While she had no problems with aerobics classes, she was drawn to weight lifting and building muscles. What started out as a way of keeping fit became a...
Sep 8, 2014
As different parts of the country began their school year this past week & the weather has maintained its summer climate, students have had to face an on-going battle when it comes to dress code.
In a recent article from NPR, school administrators face daily battles with students who push the bounds of appropriate clothing and accessories. Every school has its own version of “appropriate”...
May 11, 2014
This Mother’s Day, millions of families will be celebrating their mothers and I will not be exempt from it. As mothers are lauded on this day for all that they do selflessly, every hour of every day, I think of the 200+ Nigerian girls who are still missing.
Since hearing of their kidnapping about two weeks ago, I have followed their story via Twitter and various publications. My initial reaction was...
May 14, 2013
Sunday was Mother’s Day and last Wednesday, May 8th, Moms from all over the world were heard in a forum that spoke about their causes through the use of social media. In an event titled “MomPlusSocial” held at 92nd Y Tribeca, it was a culmination of an initiative that began back in March by Arianna Huffington called the Global Mom Relay. The intent was to feature a Mom who has created or...
Feb 9, 2013
This past Monday marked an interesting and inspiring day because I was invited to attend a forum at the UN by the UNA (United Nations Association). The purpose of this event was to discuss future initiatives that will impact UN’s Millenium Development Goals (MDG’s) when the current ones expire in 2015. I received this invitation to hear panels discuss initiatives regarding education, youth and...